One of the major tasks for our five new Frenchmen – and maybe some of the other Frenchmen at the club – is to learn English this summer – so they can speak to their team-mates and manager – that should help.
Massadio Haidara – coming to the states to learn English – kind of
One of the new lads is 20 year-old Massadio Haidara, and he’s coming over to the states so he is forced to learn English – which seems a decent idea.
This is what Haidara told the Newcastle Journal today:
“I am going to the United States in the summer so will have no choice but to learn English.” “It will be good to keep learning English while I am on holiday in the summer.”
“I will try to make sure I advance my English – I think it is very important to help me to settle in. “The manager hasn’t told us especially to go away and learn English, but I think he knows that it’s important we understand English.”
“There won’t always be an interpreter there for us to translate so we need to learn the language to understand what is going on – whether that’s on the pitch or in our life.”
“We need to be able to speak English. That is a big thing for us this summer.”
That’s not a bad idea to go on vacation in an English speaking country, but of course the Americans speak English just a little bit differently than the English. 😀
Maybe we’ll see Massadio give an interview early next season – so we can see how his English has come along.
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